Professor Edwards founded world's first IVF clinic

Professor Sir Robert Edwards with the 2,500th test tube baby, Robert Patrick Peter Laird, in 1990.

Professor Sir Robert Edwards founded the world's first IVF clinic in his home town of Cambridge in 1980.

He was knighted in 2011 for "services to human reproductive biology".

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Test tube baby scientist dies

British scientist Sir Robert Edwards, who pioneered the development of 'test tube babies', has died after a long illness, Cambridge University said.